Kyiv, March 14: The Russian Defence Ministry says Russian fighter jets didn't use weapons or impact a US drone that went down after an encounter over the Black Sea. Reaper Drone Shot Down Over Black Sea? Investigation Underway After 'Incident' Involving US-Made Pilotless Small Aircraft.

The ministry said the US drone was flying near the Russian border and intruded into an area declared off limits by Russian authorities. It said the Russian military scrambled fighters to intercept the drone, which it claimed crashed into the water after a sharp maneuver. Russian Jet Su-27 Collides With US MQ-9 Reaper Drone Over Black Sea: Reports.

The US. military previously said that a Russian fighter jet struck the propeller of a US surveillance drone over the Black Sea on Tuesday in a “brazen violation of international law,” causing American forces to bring down the unmanned aerial vehicle.

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